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Health officials in New Brunswick report 95 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths

A person in their 90s in the Moncton region and a person in their 70s in the Saint John area have died as a result of COVID-19
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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 95 new cases of COVID-19 today and two more deaths from the disease. 

They say a person in their 90s in the Moncton region and a person in their 70s in the Saint John area have died as a result of COVID-19.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says 59 people are hospitalized, including 16 people in intensive care.  

There are 12 people are on ventilators.

Twenty-six of the people hospitalized were initially admitted for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 due to outbreaks in hospitals in Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi.

There are now 691 active cases in the province.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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